Weekly Navy jargon

After much thought, this week’s Navy/Marine Corps phrase is Vitamin M.  Vitamin M, also known as grunt candy(USMC), or Corpsman candy, is extra strength Motrin™.  It is so named, because it is a Hospital Corpsman’s preferred medical treatment.  This has led to speculation that HM actually stands for Heeere’s Motrin!, or Hydrate, Motrin.  One senior HM actually mentioned, seemingly seriously, bringing a Pez dispenser filled with Motrin to General Quarters, which further perpetuated the stereotype.


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